Excessive precipitation causes crop injury in Manitoba
By Top Crop Manager
May 19, 2015 - Seeding progress in Manitoba is estimated at 72 per cent complete, according to the Manitoba Crop Report.
Over the past week, many areas of the province received precipitation, and accumulations varied from zero to almost 100 mm. Crop injury due to excessive moisture conditions is being assessed, as well as impact to crop emergence and plant stands. Level of impact will depend on the stage of crop development and duration of the excessive moisture conditions.
Crops continue to emerge; however, slow emergence and growth is noted due to the on-going cool air and soil temperatures.